City Commissioners



City Commission

Mayor Catherine Robinson

crobinson@bunnellcity.us

I was elected Mayor for the City of Bunnell in 2008. I have served on the City Commission for 17 years and served as Vice Mayor for eight of those years. I am a native Floridian, born at the Jacksonville Naval Hospital while my dad fought in the Korean War. My mom retired from Harris Appliance & Furniture after 47 years and my father was elected Superintendent of Schools in Flagler County for 18 years.

I am the oldest of four children and graduated from Bunnell High School (K-12 grade) with a county graduating class of 53 students. I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in dietetics and earned my masters degree in education with a specialty in adult and postsecondary education from Capella University. I was raised in Bunnell and have lived here for most of my adult life. I am married to Rick Robinson, who is a teacher, and together we have four grown children and five grandchildren.

My employment of the past 17 years is with Florida Health Care Plans, who services Flagler and Volusia County. I am a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator, working as a health educator.

I have served on several committees for Flagler County, including the Pedestrian Bikeway committee and the Rails to Trails committee, and served on the Bunnell Charter Review Committee. I belong to the Flagler County League of Mayors and represent Bunnell on the Northeast Florida Regional Council.

In my spare time, I like to play tennis, racquetball, and enjoy the beautiful nature walks, bike paths, and beaches throughout Flagler County. I love to dance and have a good time with family and friends. I consider it a blessing to sing praises to God and I served on the finance committee in my church for several years. I participated in 5 mission trips in the southeastern part of the United States, rehabbing homes and replacing roofs with the youth.

My interest in Bunnell politics began with a natural-born interest of how the governmental process works and a desire to lower the property taxes and still maintain services to the community. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve at the will of the wonderful people of Bunnell. It is my prayer that my experiences will serve to work toward a better place to live with improvements of safety and quality of life for all of our citizens.



John Rogers

Vice Mayor John R. Rogers

jrogers@bunnellcity.us

Commissioner John R. Rogers was elected to the Bunnell City Commission in 2011.

Commissioner Rogers was born in Milford, Connecticut, and has been a resident of Bunnell, Florida since 1980, and has four children.

Commissioner Rogers is the President of John’s Towing Auto & Truck Service Inc. which has been servicing Bunnell and its surrounding communities since 1990. In 2008 Commissioner Rogers was appointed by the Bunnell City Commission to serve on the Planning, Zoning and Appeals (PZA) Board and the Code Enforcement Board.

Commissioner Rogers is an active member of the community. He has served at Flagler Palm Coast High School as the Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. He has a passion for sports and believes sports serve as a great tool in keeping teens focused, build fundamentals and become productive members of their community. Commissioner Rogers is also a member of Calvary Christian Center in Ormond Beach and volunteers with the Homeless Ministry Program assisting in the feeding of and ministering to the homeless.

Commissioner Rogers knows we are currently living in challenging economic times. Property values are falling and citizens are financially struggling. Commissioner Rogers is committed to serve you, monitor government spending and watching your tax dollar.



Bill Baxley

City Commissioner Bill Baxley

bbaxley@bunnellcity.us

Commissioner Bill Baxley was elected to the Bunnell City Commission in April of 2013.

Commissioner Baxley was born in Baxley, Georgia which was named after his Great, Great Grandfather Wilson Baxley who was a founder of the City. Commissioner Baxley has lived in Flagler County for twenty nine years and a resident of Bunnell for the past ten years.

Commissioner Baxley is currently retired from the Florida Department of Corrections and served in the U.S. Marines for ten+ years. He is married to his lovely wife Jodi and together they have nine children, two of which have gone to be with their heavenly father.

Commissioner Baxley has served on the Flagler County Advisory Board for six years and the City of Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board for the past two years. Commissioner Baxley takes his responsibilities of being a Commissioner very seriously and is committed to the position that he has been sworn into, “I believe in being fully informed before making any decisions that will affect our community”.

Commissioner Baxley enjoys fishing and painting but his greatest joy is spending time with his grand and great grand children and seeing the world through their eyes..



Commissioner John Sowell

City Commissioner John Sowell

jsowell@bunnellcity.us

Commissioner John Sowell was sworn into office in April 2017.

Commissioner Sowell was raised in Pace, Florida and moved to the local area in 2004 after serving in numerous military assignments worldwide. He served the local community and retired in 2014 as Chief Pilot for Flagler County Emergency Services. He also retired as a Major from the US Army after 36 years of combined active and reserve service having served as Enlisted, NCO, Warrant Officer, and Commissioned Officer.

Military service includes assignments as a Helicopter Instructor Pilot, Transportation Officer, Contracting Officer Representative, and Logistics Officer. Career highlights include three Company Commands and multiple assignments as Battalion Operations Officer. He completed three wartime deployments including two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Military awards include two Bronze Stars and two Meritorious Service medals along with many others.

Commissioner Sowell is a fiscal conservative who strongly supports law enforcement and community policing.



Elbert Tucker

City Commissioner Elbert Tucker

etucker@bunnellcity.us

Commissioner Elbert Tucker is a lifetime resident of Flagler County, with Bunnell being his hometown, where he grew up on the family farm and ranch. He is a graduate of Bunnell High School, Daytona Beach Junior College, and Mississippi State University. He served two years in the Army as a Finance Officer, and one year in the Florida National Guard in an air defense artillery unit, finishing his military career as the unit Executive Officer. Elbert is married to the former Pamela Morris, of Bunnell. Together they have five children, three boys, and two girls. They have four grandchildren. Elbert has two daughters from a previous marriage, with four more grandchildren. Elbert and Pam live in the country on the western side of Bunnell, only two miles from where he was raised. Together, they own and operate Elbert Tucker Insurance.